The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere of Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's Downtown Race Riot. The production runs November 14-December 23 at the Pershing Square Signature Center under the direction of Scott Elliott.
As previously announced, the production stars Chloë Sevigny in the role of Mary Shannon. She will be joined by Cristian DeMeo (Tommy-Sick), David Levi (Jimmy "Pnut" Shannon), Moise Morancy (Marcel "Massive" Baptiste), Daniel Oreskes (Bob Gilman), Sadie Scott (Joyce Shannon), and Daniel Sovich (Jay 114).
The production features set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Yael Lubetzky, sound design by M.L. Dogg, and fight direction by UnkleDave's Fight-House.
Downtown Race Riot is described as follows: "On a hot late summer day in 1976, a mob of young men — all white except one — descended on Washington Square Park with pipes and bats, and attacked any people of color they could find. Seth Zvi Rosenfeld takes us back to that day, to the cramped Village apartment of Mary Shannon, a strung-out, free-wheeling single mom, as her son Pnut and his Haitian best friend Massive wrestle with their obligation to join the riot. The boys, torn between loyalty to each other and to the neighborhood, grasp for ways to keep the violence from destroying their friendship forever. A snapshot of a time not so different than today, when a new social freedom ran smack into the forces of reaction, and when the stakes were truly life and death."
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